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Menendez Alvarez-Hevia, David; Naylor, Steven – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This paper contributes to critical understandings of the significance of employability in current debates about the transformation of Higher Education (HE). We express our concerns about the implications of orientating HE to utilitarian demands in the light of a tendency to align discussions about the significance of studying at university with…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Student Experience
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Morrison, Andrew – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This article applies Paul Gomberg's theory of contributive justice to the problematic of working-class graduates' access to skilled and meaningful work in the UK. I begin by outlining Gomberg's argument for the importance of quality work as a key social good. I then draw upon a range of sociologically-informed literature to offer a two-fold…
Descriptors: Working Class, Employment Potential, College Graduates, Foreign Countries
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Gbadamosi, Gbolahan; Evans, Carl; Jones, Katherine; Hickman, Mitchell; Rudley, Hannah – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This paper explores the perceptions of degree students at two UK universities regarding their work placement and part-time working activities, to assess if the two activities converge. The research comprises three stages: interviews for preliminary exploration of students' perceptions towards work placement and part-time work; interviews to…
Descriptors: Job Placement, Part Time Employment, Employment Potential, Student Employment
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Beicht, Ursula; Walden, Günter – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
High educational aspirations are considered to be a crucial factor for educational success and social advancement. As is also the case in many western European countries, migrants in Germany have higher aspirations than non-migrants. Although migrants' average school performance levels are significantly lower, their greater educational aspirations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Occupational Aspiration, Migrants, Access to Education
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Reichenberg, Olof – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
The purpose of my paper is to describe and explain the probability of staying in temporary work for young people (age 16-27) in Sweden between 1992 and 2011 and its relation to socioeconomic outcomes (low socioeconomic classification and wage). I used panel data from the Swedish Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the longitudinal integration database…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Predictor Variables, Temporary Employment, Wages
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Schediwy, Laura; Loots, Ellen; Bhansing, Pawan – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
The present study examines students' attitudes toward entrepreneurship education. The context of the study are the arts, where we empirically test whether different dimensions of arts entrepreneurship education are recognized by students from higher music education institutes in the Netherlands. Specifically, we investigate 167 music students'…
Descriptors: Music Education, Student Attitudes, Employment Potential, Entrepreneurship
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Tran, Thi Tuyet – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Literature suggests that educational attainment is one of the significant factors affecting youth transition to work. The process of capital accumulation through education is suggested as the key marker of social inclusion and exclusion. This paper compares the educational attainment among youth in Vietnam with their status in employment. It uses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Comparative Analysis
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Huang, Rong; Turner, Rebecca – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Recent policy developments in English Higher Education have resulted in employability placed in the spotlight, whereby the success of universities will be measured based on graduate employment. This represents the latest focus placed on employability in the sector, as universities are increasingly expected to provide employment-ready graduates to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Asians, College Students
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Allais, Stephanie – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This article presents the major findings of an international study that attempted to investigate the labour market outcomes of qualifications frameworks in six countries--Belize, France, Ireland, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia, as well as the regional framework in the Caribbean. It finds limited evidence of success, but fairly strong support for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship
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Jackson, Denise; Wilton, Nicholas – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This study examines the influence of career management competencies and perceived employability on career choice status (CCS) among undergraduates. Making informed and appropriate career choices is positively linked with well-being, work performance and academic and career success. Early career decision-making is now critical if students wish to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Career Choice, Career Development
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Christie, Fiona – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Which are the best and worst universities in the UK for getting a job when you graduate? This question attracts readers of the employability rankings in national league tables. This study critically reviews the employability measure used in the rankings and its subsequent reporting in public news and commentary sources, such as national and local…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Classification, Research Reports, Universities
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Yoong, David; Don, Zuraidah Mohd; Foroutan, Maryam – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In order to address the problems of graduate employability in Malaysia, the Malaysian Government produced in 2012, the "National Graduate Employability Blueprint" 2012-2017. In addition to setting out in detail the government's philosophy and vision, the blueprint identifies key players who are expected to play crucial roles in making…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Employment Potential, Institutional Role
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Finn, Kirsty – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
University-to-work transitions tend to be discussed in terms of skills, outcomes and the readiness of graduates for an increasingly insecure and flexible labour market. Such a focus on individual attributes and orientations depicts graduates as lonely and ostensibly rational figures; disembedded from their intimate networks and devoid of emotional…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Longitudinal Studies, Females, Graduate Surveys
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Peou, Chivoin – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Cambodia has in the past 15 years been catching up with the global and regional trends of rapid expansion of higher education, but its specific socio-historical context has engendered particular life course and societal implications. Engaging with the current policy attention to the cause of skills mismatch in Cambodia, this article aims to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students)
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Tavares, Orlanda – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In a context where mass higher education has eroded the job security once guaranteed by higher qualifications, students are more likely to view higher education as an "investment" which should yield return in terms of their employability. The aim of this study is to understand whether Portuguese students consider employability as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Employment Potential
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